In today's news roundup, Iraq is hit with dangerous sand and dust storms, US Soccer reaches an agreement to pay men and women equally, and a painting that was once traded for cheese sandwiches sells for roughly $270,000.
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In today's news roundup, South Africa is hit by deadly flooding, the Philippines struggles to recover after Tropical Storm Megi, and Alyssa Nakken becomes the first woman to coach on the field during an MLB baseball game.
The US has two new college basketball champions. Last night, Kansas held off a strong effort by North Carolina to become the NCAA men’s champions. And on Sunday, South Carolina beat Connecticut for the NCAA women’s title.
Ash Barty, the world's #1 women's tennis player, shocked the sports world on Wednesday by announcing that she was retiring from tennis. Barty, who's just 25, says that it's time for her to "chase other dreams and to put the racquets down."
Africa's new basketball league, the Basketball Africa League, has begun its second season. After facing challenges during its first two years because of Covid-19, the 12-team league is planning on a full season this year, with finals to be held in May.
In today's news roundup, failed peace talks between Russia and Ukraine may help protect civilians, Major League Baseball delays the start of the baseball season, and a huge piece of an old rocket slams into the far side of the moon.
As Russia continues its brutal attack on Ukraine, much of the rest of the world is doing what it can - without actually fighting - to condemn Russia and support Ukraine.
In today's news roundup, some truckers' protests have ended while others are just starting, the US women's national soccer team wins their court case over equal pay, and a 16-year-old chess whiz from India has beaten world chess champion Magnus Carlsen.
The result of the 2022 Super Bowl came down to the last minute and a half of play. The Los Angeles Rams scored a game-winning touchdown on a 1-yard pass to defeat the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20 and walk away with this year's Super Bowl title.
Anyone watching the Winter Olympics in Beijing, China over the last few days will have seen lots and lots of snow - man-made snow. Since the area gets little natural snow, this is the first time the Winter Olympics is taking place on almost 100% artificial snow.
Over the last month, Africa's best national soccer (football) teams have met in the continent's biggest tournament, the Africa Cup of Nations. On Sunday, Senegal won the contest for the first time, defeating Egypt 4-2 on penalties.